Lobelia Plants - Crystal Palace
RHS Winner of the Award of Garden Merit.
The Lobelia Plants Crystal Palace is the old faithful of British summer bedding displays. Dome-shaped plants enveloped in deep purple bloom surrounded by neat green foliage. Lobelia ‘Crystal Palace’ will make an eye-catching addition to beds, borders, and containers.
Reaching a height of 10cm (4") and spread of 15cm (6") this easy to grow annual that is renowned for its vertisile and long flowering period. Note that each plug contains approximately 3-4 seedlings.
- RHS Winner of the Award of Garden Merit.
- Dome-shaped plants enveloped in beautiful deep purple bloom.
- The perfect plant to brighten up your patio pots, containers, and flower borders.
- Create captivating hanging baskets.
Looking after your Lobelia Plants - Crystal Palace
To reduce the need for weeding once you have planted out your bedding display, you can dig over your planting area a couple of weeks before you intend to plant. As the soil warms this will encourage the weed seeds to germinate and these can be removed before you plant up your display.
Aftercare - Easy:True
RHS Award of Garden Merit:True
Beds & Borders:True
Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True
Extra Value Plug Plants - A 7cm pot filled loosely with moist compost is ideal to plant these sturdy young plants into. In each pack you will find a dibber stick. Gently push it through the base hole of each cell and ease the plant and root plug out of the tray, placing it into the centre of the filled pot until the roots of the plug are covered. Firm the compost gently around the base of the plug whilst ensuring the stem and leaves remain above the top layer. Alternatively, plant into trays of compost. A 36 x 22cm (14 x 8½") tray will hold up to 24 plants. Grow on in a light place at a temperature of 16°C (60°F). For Begonia and impatiens 18°C (65°F) would be even better to encourage quick establishment. HINT: To reduce the need for weeding once you have planted out your bedding display, you can dig over your planting area a couple of weeks before you intend to plant. As the soil warms this willencourage the weed seeds to germinate and these can be removed before you plant up your display.
Value Plug Plants - These larger cell grown plants will develop very quickly once planted in 7 to 9cm pots. Ease them from their tray using the dibber stick provided, pushing through the base hole of each cell, then plant into the centre of the pot ensuring all the roots are covered but that the stem and leaves remain exposed. Alternatively, plant into trays of compost. Begonias and impatiens should ideally be grown on at a minimum temperature of 18°C (65°F). For other plants 16°C (60°F) would be suitable.
Garden Ready Plug Plants - Always ensure that the risk of frost has passed before you plant these into the garden. Should there still be a risk in your area then we suggest that you pot these plants into a 7 to 9cm pot and allow them to develop further somewhere warm and light, before planting, rather than leave them in the growing tray. For planting directly into the garden, ensure that the soil has been dug over and lumps broken down, then plant straight into their flowering position. In areas where the existing soil is poor, incorporate a good handful of compost into each area you are planting. Once planted don’t forget to give your plants a drink and protect them from any slugs and snails that may appear.